Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - January 8, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast has everything from an interview with Anna Maria Chávez to Crazy Crayons. Check it out!
  • Business Insider has an article titled: "How To Stay In Business For 100 Years". Anna Maria Chávez, the CEO of GSUSA, which at 100 years old is the largest girls leadership development organization in the world, says that because every generation is different, continual research must be done to ensure that the organization serves the changing needs of its customer and moves at the speed of girl. “Today’s girls are on Facebook and have smart phones, so naturally we’ve had to adjust,” says Ms. Chávez.  “We created the Girl Scout Research Institute as a focal point of our understanding of the lives American girls lead.”
  • Florida's Tampa Bay Online reports that Ronnie McLaughlin's Girl Scout Troop 867 meets at Brandon Christian Church and recently wanted to give back to the church in appreciation for being allowed to meet there. The troop supplied individually wrapped desserts for Meals on Wheels deliveries and also provided Christmas gift boxes for the Meals on Wheels recipients, which included items homebound seniors might need, such as shampoo, playing cards, note pads and candy.
  • The Middletown Transcript, DE, reports that the giant snowflakes and banner Girl Scout Service Unit 13 made for the Middletown Holiday Parade have arrived in Connecticut. The decorations will be a part of the new school being set up for the Sandy Hook Elementary School students, said Kai DuBose, organizer for Service Unit 13 of the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts. "The Sandy Hook PTA made a request for snowflakes to be sent and we thought our giant snowflakes would be perfect," DuBose said. " The school was overjoyed at our offer."
  • North Dakota's Valley News Live reports that shoppers at West Acres Mall got a surprise from a troop of local girl scouts Thursday Night. The girls were going around doing as many random acts of kindness as they could. They wanted to do their part to remember the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
  • In Illinois, Commercial-News reports that Six members of the Westville Girl Scout Troop 2611 collected broken or unwanted crayons and sent them to a recycling center recently. For their efforts, the girls earned their Bronze Award, the highest award they can earn as a Junior Girl Scout. The National Crayon Recycle Program, in conjunction with Crazy Crayons, is a community service effort that has made it possible to keep more than 86,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills. The program has drop-off bins nationally.